It’s not only about exercising your democratic right. Going out to vote in winter can be old-style neighbourhood fun, Indrajit Hazra writes.
What happens if the crime is rape, a crime that we tell our friends and family to be wary of and intolerant against, never thinking it necessary to warn them of committing? Indrajit Hazra writes.
Sachin Tendulkar is no more. One of my neighbours, a moderately big hirsute man, has been weeping incessantly since Friday morning when the Greatest Human Being Ever was dismissed by some Indo-Guyanese chap whose name really doesn't matter.
In an ideal world, only performances, issues and promises should make parties win or lose elections. Speeches and opinion polls made by various politicians across parties do indeed colour our judgement. Indrajit Hazra writes.
In India, there is still something inherently lascivious about possessing an air-conditioner. Recently, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too raked up the issue, when he said the BJP’s brand of politics “is the politics of air-conditioners and corporate houses”. Indrajit Hazra writes.
Like in all matters that involve seduction, earning votes, too, is not only about getting the proverbial girl, but also about fobbing off other predatory suitors. Indrajit Hazra writes.
The black and white photos of the past unobtrusively force us to believe that the world they inhabited was also a black and white one, shorn of any colour that we find ourselves swimming in. Indrajit Hazra writes.
The holy town of Rameshwaram makes one wonder whether one should enter the world of spirits or not, writes Indrajit Hazra
Why, just the other day, I read an article by a ‘culture type’ who, just by writing the words ‘shiny malls’, was making a point about how soul-destroying modern life has become, writes Indrajit Hazra.
KPS Gill doesn’t want to hear about IHFs or butts. He sees Indian hockey’s worst day as, er, a way forward, writes Indrajit Hazra.
My feeling is that the HRD Ministry doles out 50 per cent fact and 50 per cent fiction. Except nobody, Minister Arjun Singh included, knows which one is which, writes Indrajit Hazra.
Arthur C Clarke was the man who made me look forward to the future and the puzzling encounters it would hold, writes Indrajit Hazra
Thus, Renuka Chowdhury’s inability to fathom why she was not garlanded when she stepped into a plane 90 minutes late — and thereby delaying it — is completely understandable, writes Indrajit Hazra.
Godrej Properties Ltd has filed a draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
King Manmohan in his latest stint, thankfully, hasn’t been a Dasarath, making and keeping promises of old faithfuls. Thanks to the Lok Sabha numbers, he has been able to have his own swayamvara with a few tricky marital alliances that shouldn’t come in the way of his spreading the love all around. Far trickier has been his show of love within the Congress tent. Indrajit Hazra comments.